What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
This grant is an amount of money allocated to schools based on the number of the 'most disadvantaged' children a school has. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant as they feel is appropriate. Schools must report and publicise annually how the money has been spent. It is not linked to a specific child but is to be used for overall impact on the achievements of the pupils.
The government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children & service children and other pupils. Pupils for who schools must spend the grant on are the 'most disadvantaged'. This is a government definition; it includes children who have may have been disadvantaged at any point in their life and includes children who:
Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.
This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as:
Schools must be transparent about how they spend your pupil premium so:
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